Photo of the week — A tragic loss in New Mexico in 1892.

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Territorial Capitol of new Mexico built in 1886. Photo courtesy of Museum of New Mexico.

The Territorial Capitol in Santa Fe, built in 1886, was destroyed by a suspicious fire in 1892. A new building was erected a few years later on the site of what is now the Bataan Memorial Building. (Top: Photographer unknown, Museum of New Mexico Negative No. 16710; bottom: photographer unknown, Museum of New Mexico Negative No. 72384)

New Mexico became a state on January 6, 1912.